Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Outer rings above Saturn

Outer rings above Saturn

Click to view full image

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute / Don Davis

Outer rings above Saturn
A color view of the more distant rings glowing from scattered light from the hidden Sun.

The bright limb of Saturn is dimmed in the middle perhaps by sunlight being blocked by Ring shadows, perhaps by atmospheric structure differences near the dark Southern Polar regions.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Don Davis

Original image data dated on or about April 26, 2017

Explore related images: BMSIL, photo taken from space, pretty pictures, Cassini, data art (was amateur image processing), Saturn, Saturn's rings

You are here:
Comments & Sharing
More Images
Bill Nye and people
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.


"We're changing the world. Are you in?"
- CEO Bill Nye

I'm In!